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Behind the Scenes of MAYA 2012 – The Lienzo de Quauhquechollan

By: Gabrielle Niu

The Lienzo de Quauhquechollan is an eight foot-wide, canvas, narrative-oriented “map” that tells the story of the 16th-century conquest of Maya land by the Quauhquechollan and Spanish conquistadores. A replica of the Lienzo is a highlight of the MAYA 2012: Lords of Time exhibit — see the video below to get a sneak peek of the highly detailed canvas mural with exhibit developer Kevin Schott.

Check out this online interactive feature that allows you to explore the Lienzo and also see what conservators were able to accomplish when they restored the original.

Get Tickets for the exhibit, opening May 5th!

Digital restoration Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala. Sponsored by Banco G&T Continental, Guatemala
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